Raising kids to love JESUS isn't easy. It's not for the faint of heart.
But we at Scioto Catholic believe that God gives us GRACE to do the things
that seem impossible, that seem beyond our ability. And we want to
support YOU, parents, in your mission to raise faith-filled Catholics.
Here is a list of ways to help
your family grow this Lent.
GIVE UP. TAKE UP. MEET UP.
GIVE UP One Thing Per Week
So You Can Grow Closer to Jesus
GIVE UP NOISE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR GOD
-Don't listen to music or the radio
-Go electronic-free during certain hours or for a full day
GIVE UP MATERIAL THINGS IN ORDER TO GIVE TO THE POOR
-Give away one thing a day and donate it to the poor
-Give up your weekly allowance & give to a charity
-Don't go out to eat & give the money you save to the poor
GIVE UP THINGS YOU WANT TO FOCUS ON THE ONE YOU NEED
-Drink only water
-Go without eating desserts or sweets
-Don't eat between meals
GIVE UP TIME IN YOUR SCHEDULE
-Give up TV time at night
-Give up the snooze button and spend a few minutes in the morning in prayer
GIVE UP HABITS TO BE MORE LIKE JESUS
-Give up complaining
-Give up disobedience; do what you're asked right away
-Give up talking about people
TAKE UP One Thing Per Week
to Strengthen Your Relationship With Jesus
TAKE UP ACTIVITIES THAT HELP YOU TO HEAR GOD
-Listen to only Christian music in the car
-Go on a weekly walk or a hike with your family to enjoy His creation
-Attend the Lenten Concert on March 7th from 6:30-8pm at St.Mary
TAKE UP ACTIVITIES TO SERVE THOSE IN NEED
-Volunteer at the parish, at a local charity, at Catholic Social Services
-Go on a walk and pick up trash
TAKE UP ACTIVITIES THAT HELP YOUR FAMILY FOCUS ON JESUS
-Watch a religious movie with your family
-Read about the lives of the saints together
TAKE UP EVENTS TO MAKE YOUR TIME MORE ABOUT JESUS
-Go to Ash Wednesday Mass
-Attend the PSR Family Dinner/Adoration Night on March 4th (6-8pm at St. Mary)
-Go to Stations of the Cross on Fridays
-Go to Walking Stations of the Cross on Good Friday
-Attend one of the Holy Week Masses/Services
-Have dinner with another family from church
TAKE UP HABITS TO BE MORE LIKE JESUS
-Do chores for your parents without asking
-Write gratitude letters to family, teachers, etc.
-Do a random act of kindness for someone you know or a stranger
Schedule a MEET UP
Every Day with Jesus So You Can Grow Closer to Him
Work on learning memorized prayers like the Our Father, Hail Mary, & Glory Be. If you know those prayers, consider saying a decade of the Rosary or the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Read one of the Bible passages and talk about what it means to each of you.
Take turns saying things that you are thankful for that day.
Listen to a song from the Scioto Catholic Youtube playlist.
Use the 'Nightly Examen for a Holier Tomorrow' steps to examen your day.
Pray for specific people who are in need of your prayers (classmates, teachers, priests, those who are sick, people in prison, the poor, etc.).